Manipur Governor La Ganesan on Tuesday visited and interacted with the Assam Rifles at Behiang in Churachandpur district which was attended by DLOs and CSOs.
The Governor said he was happy to learn that the district was doing good and well developed as reported by the DLOs.
"I am visiting the district for the third time and will definitely like to visit all sub-divisions. And the next time I come will be by car and not by helicopter so that I will see the reality,” the Governor said, adding that he wants to know the culture and practices of different communities of different places.
The governor also said that the district is doing well in the fight against Covid but warned of being complacent, calling on all to get vaccinated with the prescribed two doses.
"The Father of the Nation, Mahatmaji, had envisaged Swachh Chitra (cleanliness) and so did our prime minister, which needs to be our focus to have a healthy life and healthy society," he said.
La Ganesan also spoke about the government’s plan to eliminate TB by 2025, asking health workers to go to the homes of patients as they may not come to the health centre.
The Governor also spoke about drug abuse and poppy cultivation, calling on the people to not leave the matter to the government alone.
The Governor also talked about the danger of illegal migration stating that border towns/villages like Behiang on India-Myanmar border have to be in constant guard as soldiers and help the government forces because if influx keeps on continuing, illegal migrants will eventually take the share of the real citizens.
During the interaction, different DLOs presented the achievements of their respective departments and appealed to the Governor to address the shortage of staff in 13 health centres and absence of doctors at PHC Singzawl.